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    WHAT IS THE PRIVACY GOVERNMENTAL LIAISON DISCLOSURE (PGLD) DIVISION? The Privacy Governmental Liaison Disclosure (PGLD) is responsible for safeguarding and protecting sensitive taxpayer and employee information while promoting government transparency and accountability through better access to government information.

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    WHAT DOES A DOES A GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SPECIALIST (SENIOR DISCLOSURE ANALYST) DO? In the Disclosure function, Senior Disclosure Analyst interprets the tax code, regulations, administrative guidance and court cases, related to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 6103, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 5 U.S.C. § 552, and/or the Privacy Act (PA) of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a. The Senior Disclosure Analyst controls and coordinates the most technical disclosure issue projects and studies. Assignments include technical tax issues involving highly unusual features, novel problems, and extremely sensitive considerations having great policy and precedential impact. The Senior Disclosure Analyst works directly with individuals within and outside the Service who are responsible for policy implementation within the Disclosure area. The Senior Disclosure Analyst provides analysis and determinations that have direct impact on shaping Service policy in the Disclosure area.

    As a Government Information Specialist (Senior Disclosure Analyst) you will:

    • Provide technical direction, instruction and assistance on complex situations involving tax related Disclosure issues and privacy statutes and serve as an expert technical tax advisor in areas covered by obscure or difficult to interpret segments of independent statutes as they apply to privacy and confidentiality.
    • Develop confidentiality-related policies for nationwide application and oversee the preparation of policy and procedural materials, including reviewing materials prepared by other functions.
    • Ensure Disclosure programs and policies are fully compatible with related technical and administrative provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, and rulings.
    • Analyze proposed and new statutory provisions and court decisions to evaluate their potential effect on Disclosure and privacy guidelines. Use extensive and specialized knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, procedures, published rulings, and court decisions to coordinate new and existing statutes and court precedents in setting and revising Service policies as they impact on confidentiality.
    • Assist the Disclosure Director in establishing and drafting legislative policy on confidentiality issues involving tax treaties with foreign governments. This requires working with the office of the Chief Counsel and Disclosure Litigation.
    • Analyze inquires from members of Congress, the Joint Committee on Taxation, the General Accounting Office, and other internal and external customers for specific policy implications and decisions.
    • Perform all-inclusive analysis and evaluation of Disclosure programs and activities and provide technical tax assistance to branch chiefs in their detailed analyses and evaluation of specific Disclosure programs.
    • Either independently or as a task force lead, plan, develop, monitor and coordinate the completion of major programs or projects involving the resolution of complex Disclosure issues.

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    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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